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Mechanical Compression Ratio
Let’s start with the most basic form of compression ratio, Mechanical compression, sometimes referred to as Static compression. Mechanical compression is a very basic measurement of the engine compression ratio without the camshaft dynamics being used in the calculation.
Mechanical compression is based solely on the volumes of the following components:
Swept volume of the cylinder
Combustion chamber volume